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Aug 15, 2011
On August 8th, four Switzer Fellows with over 2,000 professional connections between them offered their tips and tricks on using the professional networking service LinkedIn. We started with a brief overview of LinkedIn's tools, then jumped right into their ideas and suggestions. Our panelists...Read more >
Jul 30, 2011
The polluted water that flows from taps in many small Central Valley communities captures a troubling irony of California water policy.Read more >
Jul 24, 2011
This spring marks the 25th Anniversary of the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation and the selection of the 25th class of Switzer Fellows. Our vision of Switzer Fellows becoming recognized leaders driving positive environmental change for the benefit of natural and human communities is coming to...Read more >
Jun 21, 2011
We're making big changes in how we feature Fellows' work this year. Every month we'll profile a new Fellow in Switzer Network News, then help the Fellow host a webinar that's open to the general public, and finally feature their writing on our site using the webinar as a springboard for follow-up post ideas.Read more >
May 31, 2011
Seven new Leadership Grants (for a total of $212,000) were awarded on May 13, 2011 by the Switzer Foundation's board of trustees. Under these grants, Fellows and grantees will address the issues of forest conservation in South America, wildlife habitat conservation and rural sprawl, urban forest...Read more >
May 31, 2011
Ten graduate students in California and ten in New England were chosen as this year's 2011 Switzer Fellows. Our newest class of Fellows come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. The new Fellows' academic institutions include: University of Connecticut, Yale University, MIT, Vermont Law School...Read more >
Apr 20, 2011
This year's Switzer Fellows' New England Spring Retreat was held in Groton and Fitchburg, Massachusetts. We started the weekend by watching the documentary film, The Work of 1000 , which chronicles the story of citizen activist Marion Stoddart as she jump-started the efforts to clean up the...Read more >
Apr 20, 2011
On March 29, 2011, Switzer Fellow Patrick McCarthy (1990), Director of the Southwest Climate Change Initiative at The Nature Conservancy in New Mexico, led a webinar for Fellows and colleagues on the response to climate change in the southwestern United States . Patrick discussed TNC's response...Read more >
Apr 7, 2011
The March 2001 Switzer Fellows Retreat in Central Valley gave us an introduction to places and issues that deserve our collective interest and attention. We learned a great deal about a range of water issues in the San Joaquin River system including ecosystem and salmon restoration in the river and...Read more >
Mar 28, 2011
This year's Switzer Fellows' California Spring Retreat was held in the Central Valley, where participants learned about the complex ecological and environmental justice issues facing agricultural communities and the San Joaquin River. Special thanks to our Switzer Fellows planning team for...Read more >


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